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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 68073434, Entry date: 03/04/2013

Firmware Update V3.1.7 for CP 443-1 (6GK7 443-1EX30-0XE0)

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Firmware version V3.1.7 for the CP 443-1 module (6GK7 443-1EX30-0XE0) is now available for download.

Existing CPs 443-1 with firmware version V3.0 or V3.1.6 can be updated with a free firmware update.



With the firmware version V3.1.7 referenced here, you can update CP 443-1 modules (order no. 6GK7 443-1EX30-0XE0) with FW version V3.0 and V3.1.6.

  1. Product Enhancements

-         The problems of FW V3.1.6 with routing of the time will no longer occur.

When you perform the update please be sure to observe the following:

IMPORTANT! Due to the fact that the newly loaded firmware will update a hardware component in the background, the voltage to the CP may not be switched off immediately after loading the firmware. After the successful download has been confirmed, please wait approx. 4 minutes, before you switch the station off or remove the CP from the rack. The firmware update has been successfully completed, if the CP can be accessed again via NCM diagnostics.

  1. Operation

-         More information is available from the Readme.txt ( 11 KB ) file, which is included on the DVD delivered with the CP.

  1. Configuration

-         All functions can be configured with STEP 7 V5.5 SP2 HF1 +  Hardware Support Package 23183356

-        Configuration is also possible with STEP 7 Professional V11, as CP 443-1 (6GK7 443-1EX20-0XE0), with the latter’s functional scope.

-         In case of a device replacement or if the functionality of the predecessor module or previous FW version is sufficient, configuration and diagnostics can be executed using an earlier STEP7 version. The CP can then be configured as CP 443-1 (EX20) V2.x with the respective functional scope.

  1. Released CPUs:

-         On the SIMATIC S7-400 CPU FW V5.2 or higher the CP is released for the full functional scope.

-         SIMATIC S7 CPUs with firmware version V5.0 must at least be upgraded to V5.1.

-        The CP is released for SIMATIC S7 H-CPUs (fault-tolerant system) with firmware version V4.5 or higher.
Functional restriction:
- The CP cannot be operated at all as PROFINET IO Controller in an H-CPU. This applies both to the fault-tolerant system and to the 1-of-1 system.

Refer to the manual regarding compatibility with SIMATIC S7 CPUs with a version lower than FW 5.1 and H-CPUs with a version lower than V4.5.

  1. Hardware version:

The module will continue to be supplied with hardware version 1.

  1. Further information on the CP 443-1

See delivery release at entry ID !60735787!

  1. FW Update Download

The  FW update V3.1 for the CP443-1 (order no. 6GK7443-1EX30-0XE0) is available for download at entry ID 68073516



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